Wellness Champion Stories

Wellness Champions are individuals, groups, departments that currently embody the Okanagan Charter through their everyday work. These stories celebrate individuals that support wellness in our learning, working, and living environment.

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond to support the wellbeing of students, staff, or faculty? Please tell us about their story.

June Wellness Champion: Move Your Mind Program breaks down barriers to physical activity

Program run by Athletics and Recreation helps students experience the physical, emotional, mental and cognitive benefits of exercise.


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May Wellness Champion: Students Create Religiously Relevant Supports for Students

University of Waterloo students' drive to find support for Muslim students leads to creation of two Muslim chaplain positions.


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April Wellness Champion: Feeding the Wellness of International Students

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University of Waterloo Information Systems Specialist develops breakfast club to encourage social connections.

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March Wellness Champion: Moments of Mindfulness During Lectures

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University of Waterloo lecturer incorporates mindfulness practices into class structure.

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